Standing Watch: The Fire Towers of Arizona

Standing Watch: The Fire Towers of Arizona

Standing Watch: The Fire Towers of Arizona, tells the history of these towers and the fight to keep our forests green as we learned the value of the resources surrounding us. Eileen Moore takes us to each tower, listening to the lookouts as they keep vigil from early spring, through the summer, into early fall. Each chapter describes the towers of a specific public agency, whether Forest Service, Park Service, Bureau of Land Management or Native tribe. Along with the individual towers, Standing Watch gives us profiles of an Apache Hot Shot crew, a fire tech on the Navajo Reservation, the life cycle of ladybugs, two devastating wildfires and the close quarters of a couple working together on a fire tower. A special feature also looks at the tree towers that were once at the heart of fighting wildfire on the north Kaibab National Forest. As Arizona moves from its status as a rural state into the modern technological age, with urban areas crowding the edges of the wilderness, Standing Watch is a tribute to the fire towers and the lookouts that have preserved the wild places of this state for generations to come.

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Date: 23 Nov 2012

Author: Eileen Moore

Pages: 256

Photos: 115

#: ISBN 0-9672576-1-1


Flagstaff, AZ